Known for movies

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Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1948
FactRecording a new album after a highly successful tour in 2000 [2001]

Shakin’ Stevens (born Michael Barratt, 4 March 1948) is a Welsh singer and songwriter. He was the most successful singles artist of the 1980s in the United Kingdom. His recording and performing career began in the late 1960s, although it was not until 1980 that his commercial success began. Stevens had several hits in the United Kingdom, his best known being “This Ole House”, “Green Door”, “Oh Julie”, and “Merry Christmas Everyone”. He has also released 19 studio albums, and earned his first Grammy Award nomination for his 1989 album Shaky.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, Stevens was raised in a working-class family. His father worked as a labourer and his mother was a factory worker. Stevens began performing in clubs and pubs in the late 1960s. He released his first single, “Hot Dog”, in 1970, but it was not a commercial success. His next single, “You Drive Me Crazy”, was a hit in the United Kingdom, reaching number nine on the UK Singles Chart. Stevens’ career took off in the 1980s with a string of hits, including “This Ole House”, “Green Door”, “Oh Julie”, and “Merry Christmas Everyone”. He has also released 19 studio albums, and earned his first Grammy Award nomination for his 1989 album Shaky.

Stevens has been married twice. His first marriage, to Mandy Smith, lasted from 1983 to 1987. His second marriage, to former Miss Wales Sarah-Jane Fenton, lasted from 2013 to 2016. He has three children from his first marriage.

Stevens is 1.73 metres (5 feet 8 inches) tall and has blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameShakin' Stevens
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1948


Music GroupsShakin' Stevens and the Sunsets
NominationsBrit Award for British Male Solo Artist

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1Shaky is a lifelong Cardiff City supporter; in the 1984 video for Merry Christmas Everyone the snowman wears a Bluebirds supporters scarf, the video also features his daughter, son and actor Sarah j Price amongst the young children they can also be seen wearing Cardiff City FC scarves while his son wears a Cardiff City bobble hat.
2Caught drink-driving in Gloucestershire early on New Year's Day, is awaiting a court hearing [January 2002]
3He appeared on Saturdays ITV1 show "Hit Me Baby One More time" and won! [April 2005]
4Recording a new album after a highly successful tour in 2000 [2001]
5January 2002 Banned from driving for 2 years after being caught drink-driving
6Lives in Surrey



Novogodnee kino, ya lyublyu tebya!2015TV Movie performer: "Merry Christmas Everyone"
Sounds of the 80s2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Doctors2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Get Santa2014performer: "Merry Christmas Everyone"
Thunder and the House of Magic2013performer: "This Ole House"
Filth2013/Iperformer: "Merry Christmas Everyone"
EastEnders1985-2012TV Series performer - 7 episodes
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs2011TV Movie documentary performer: "The Best Christmas of Them All", "Blue Christmas", "Merry Christmas Everyone"
Strictly Come Dancing2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Inbetweeners2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Imaginary Heroes2004performer: "I'll Be Home This Christmas" - as Shakin Stevens / writer: "I'll Be Home This Christmas" - as Shakin Stevens
The Office2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tohuwabohu1992-1998TV Series performer - 3 episodes
All Men Are Liars1995performer: "A Rockin' Good Way To Mess Around and Fall in Love"
It's Christmas1989Video short performer: "MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE"
Top of the Pops1980-1986TV Series performer - 23 episodes
Cannon and Ball1983TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door1982TV Short writer: "Green Door"
Van Oekel's Discohoek1974TV Series performer - 1 episode


Pointless Celebrities2016TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Christmas Number One Story2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Shakin' Stevens: The Remarkable Career of Michael Barratt2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2011TV SeriesHimself
DR's store juleshow2010TV SpecialHimself
Die ultimative Chartshow2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The One Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Podge and Rodge Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel2007TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2005TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1980-2005TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2005TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Hit Me Baby 1 More Time2005TV SeriesHimself - Winner / Himself
This Morning2005TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 2005: Is This the Way to Amarillo2005Video shortHimself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 052005TV SpecialHimself
The Keith Barret Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Surprise Surprise!1997TV SeriesHimself
Motormouth1990TV SeriesHimself
Going Live!1987TV SeriesHimself
Des O'Connor Tonight1987TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Superstore1984TV SeriesHimself
Na sowas!1984TV SeriesHimself
Sky-Fi1984TV SeriesHimself
Pop Quiz1984TV SeriesHimself
Euro-Show1984TV MovieHimself - Singer
Live from Her Majesty's1984TV SeriesHimself
Cannon and Ball1983TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Variety Club Awards for 19821983TV SpecialHimself
Vorsicht Musik!1982TV SeriesHimself
Champs-Elysées1982TV SeriesHimself
Musikladen1981-1982TV SeriesHimself
Bananas1981-1982TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Lena Maria Show1981TV SeriesHimself
Numéro 11981TV SeriesHimself
Let's Rock1981TV SeriesHimself
Get Set for Summer1981TV SeriesHimself
Summertime Special1981TV SeriesHimself
Randale und Liebe1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Disco1980TV SeriesHimself
Get It Together1977-1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
WWF Club1980TV SeriesHimself (Guest)
Blackpool Bonanza1978TV SeriesHimself
Our Show1977TV SeriesHimself / Elvis Presley
Van Oekel's Discohoek1974TV SeriesHimself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar1963TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Top of the Pops: The Story of 19812016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sounds of the 80s2015TV SeriesHimself
Ich will Spaß - Die 80er-Jahre-Pop-und-Schlagernacht mit Perlen aus Ost und West2004TV Special documentaryHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1994TV SeriesHimself
It's Christmas1989Video shortHimself
Top of the Pops1980-1986TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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